Monday, 13 October 2008
09:05:12 PM (GMT)
I have to do this 'speech' for class. Give me some advice if you'd like, but it's
due Tuesday, so i might not be able to really change it.
In today’s society, I believe women are not viewed as equal to men. In the
workplace, I have found three examples where women are not treated equally.
First, I have found that there were only 64 women in the House of Commons in 2006,
out of 308 seats. That’s only about 21%. Our population in 2006 says that women
were about 50% of the total population. So, from that, it is obvious that women are
In addition, in this year’s election, a record number of women are candidates.
There are 437 running, out of a total 1601 candidates. While it may be a record
number, it’s still only 27%!
Secondly, in 2003, only 17% of all the people in the armed forces were women. In the
Untied States, only 13% were women!
Women may be taking on a little more responsibility, specifically going in the
submarines, but it’s still not a lot.
Lastly, as of 2006, out of the top 500 companies in United States, only 10 were run
by women. 67 out of those 500 didn’t have any female corporate leaders at all!
Out of the top 1000 companies, 20 were run by women. That’s an extremely small
amount considering in 2005, women made up about half of America’s work force.
In 1995, 8.7% of corporate leaders were female. In 2005, 16.4% of corporate leaders
were female. It is going to take 40 years, at the rate these numbers are going, for
the number of female corporate leaders to match the number of male corporate leaders.
Women in today’s society are not viewed as equal. It’s as simple as that.
Although we are making progress, it is slow. Men are still dominant, but that will
Last edited: 14 October 2008